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Bluegill

By: Logan DeBorde
 

 
An Adult Bluegill © Logan DeBorde

 
A Young BlueGill © Logan DeBorde
Species/genus: Lepomis macrochirus
 
Origin : United States
 
Temperature : 60 to 75°F (15-24°C)
 
Ease Of Keeping : For the experienced aquariast only.
 
Aggressivness : Aggressive to very Aggressive. Must be kept with their own kind or other very aggressive fish.
 
Lighting : All
 
Adult Size : 10 inches (25cm) or larger
 
Minimum Tank Size : 20 gallons per adult fish.
 
Feeding : Live Foods, frozen brine, cichlid pellets
 
Spawning Method : Males construct nests in the gravel, Bluegills spawn much like Cichlids.The males are extremely aggressive when spawning.
 
Comments:
Very territorial fish. As mentioned above 20 gallons a fish. Very easy to catch from ponds for pets.
Note the Bluegills preference for cooler water temperatures.

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